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03-30-2009, 06:00 PM   #106
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while not exactly a LBA post...I bought this lens a while ago, and I only recently re-discovered it in the bottom of my lens drawer.

the Pentax SMC-A 50mm f/1.7. Compared with my 50mm f/1.2 it's very compact....the WB is a bit screwy with these images..on my Bowens 1K heads the colour balance tends to get a bit shaky at low power settings.


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03-30-2009, 06:30 PM   #107
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QuoteOriginally posted by jeffkpotter Quote
Ah, as this venerable thread sags into oblivion I have these thoughts and questions:
Do you buy just to collect, like an old woman aquiring decorative lamps to feed her obsessive compulsive disorder, or do you ....

Yes, I buy like an old woman acquiring decorative lamps to feed my obsessive compulsive disorder. Now get off my lawn, jeffkpotter!




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03-30-2009, 10:18 PM   #108
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QuoteOriginally posted by jsherman999 Quote
Yes, I buy like an old woman acquiring decorative lamps to feed my obsessive compulsive disorder. Now get off my lawn, jeffkpotter!

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Yes sir!
04-01-2009, 06:51 PM   #109
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My wife called me from her cell phone today: "Dear, I'm at the antique store downtown. They have a couple of lenses that say Pentax on them. Do you want me to buy them for you?"


Life is good.




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QuoteOriginally posted by OregonJim Quote
My wife called me from her cell phone today: "Dear, I'm at the antique store downtown. They have a couple of lenses that say Pentax on them. Do you want me to buy them for you?"


Life is good.



So what were they?!? (and, nice wife!)

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04-01-2009, 10:15 PM   #111
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Here are two example of LBA to really bust your wallet!
I got these in one purchase:




And these were purchsed individually:
(From the top, the A*300/2.8, A*400/2.8, and A*600/5.6)




Somehow I manage to stay married...

Regards, Jim
04-02-2009, 05:16 AM   #112
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QuoteOriginally posted by jamesk8752 Quote
Here are two example of LBA to really bust your wallet!
I got these in one purchase:




And these were purchsed individually:
(From the top, the A*300/2.8, A*400/2.8, and A*600/5.6)




Somehow I manage to stay married...

Regards, Jim
I have to ask is there any lens that pentax makes that you dont have? I know your collection is rather impressive. I was thinking really at what number of lens can you truelly say that you have LBA ?
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QuoteOriginally posted by jsherman999 Quote
So what were they?!? (and, nice wife!)

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SMC-A 50/1.7, SMC-A 28/2.8, SMC-A 135/3.5, and Vivitar 50/1.9.

All duplicates, but the middle two are in better shape than the ones I have. And all four for $45 total...

04-02-2009, 02:14 PM   #114
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This thread is both hilarious and an indication of the path I'll be following when I stop being a student and start earning more money.

Can't wait.
04-02-2009, 02:57 PM   #115
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QuoteOriginally posted by OregonJim Quote
SMC-A 50/1.7, SMC-A 28/2.8, SMC-A 135/3.5, and Vivitar 50/1.9.

All duplicates, but the middle two are in better shape than the ones I have. And all four for $45 total...
Oh my god. (turning pale)

Probably worth about (conservative estimate) $250 sold separately in the marketplace section.

Again, nice wife.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jamesk8752 Quote
Here are two example of LBA to really bust your wallet!
I got these in one purchase:


And these were purchsed individually:
(From the top, the A*300/2.8, A*400/2.8, and A*600/5.6)




Somehow I manage to stay married...

Regards, Jim

Jim, what is it like focusing that A* 400 f/2.8? This elements are huge, does
it feel extremely dampened, or how is it geared? It seems like that focus ring would be
like turning a ship's rudder.

It's probably too much hassle - I'll take it off your hands, save you the tendon strain.
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QuoteOriginally posted by OregonJim Quote
My wife called me from her cell phone today: "Dear, I'm at the antique store downtown. They have a couple of lenses that say Pentax on them. Do you want me to buy them for you?"


Life is good.


G'day Jim,

I can see a whole new thread (or even its own forum) coming up here, titled:

"How to condition your wife" :ugh:......should be a hit for our younger members (gotta go...someones coming )

God bless her, hope you bought her some flowers.

Cheers
Grant
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mallee Boy Quote
G'day Jim,

I can see a whole new thread (or even its own forum) coming up here, titled:

"How to condition your wife" :ugh:......should be a hit for our younger members (gotta go...someones coming )

God bless her, hope you bought her some flowers.

Cheers
Grant
G'day Grant!

Well, all I can say is that the last time I went to Melbourne (business trip), she went out and bought herself a new car. So I'm still not quite even yet.
04-02-2009, 08:56 PM   #119
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Is it considered Lens abuse when.....

On Sunday I pulled the trigger and ordered the 70mm from Adorama, and believe it or not it shipped the same day. As promised the lens showed up on Tuesday and I had to catch an early flight to California on business so the poor thing has been sitting in the box on my kitchen table all week. Here I am waiting to catch the red-eye home. So my thought is, can I be accused of lens abuse (or possibly abandonment) by not being there when it arrived?????
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QuoteOriginally posted by MShawn63 Quote
On Sunday I pulled the trigger and ordered the 70mm from Adorama, and believe it or not it shipped the same day. As promised the lens showed up on Tuesday and I had to catch an early flight to California on business so the poor thing has been sitting in the box on my kitchen table all week. Here I am waiting to catch the red-eye home. So my thought is, can I be accused of lens abuse (or possibly abandonment) by not being there when it arrived?????
You should have cancelled the business trip. WHERE ARE YOUR PRIORITIES, MAN?

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